• Wee Read Moves Town!

    After weeks of packing and moving we are settled back into Glasgow, at Scotstounhill. Our links with Lanarkshire will remain strong, and in fact our See Me Champion, Christine has just given a talk at the Lanarkshire Recovery Network conference on Friday 18th November.We look forward to widening our work towards the West and the rest of Scotland.Goodbye Hamilton, thanks for all the inspiration!

    Working with our Lanark writing group continues, and we had a day outing to the national Museum of Scotland last month. It was so enjoyable, that we want to go again! Another trip to a pantomime has been discussed, as some members have never been to one!We will be reading our poems and talking to folks at the Stonehouse Hope Cafe xmas event.The group there with Adrian is growing from strength to strength.

    This week, our Maggie’s writer will be hosting a stall at the festive fayre selling books and other items to raise funds for a publication of the groups’ poems and writings.

    So, it’s all go!The autumn and now, the start of winter has come upon us and we sit witnessing change every day.

    Change is a big theme in our work.This week, our board will meet to review our last year, and to plan the year ahead. We have 4 new volunteers, which is a fantastic achievement. We look forward to a co-design and co-production approach for leading our services.

    Christine is also working for Lapidus, The Writing for Wellbeing Organization as Digital Editor.This broadens the reach, and creates new connections across our borders.

    I will leave you with one of my own poems, written a few years ago while I was in Hamilton. Dedicated to my brother Ian who helps us on this website, thanks Ian!

    All Was Silent

    All was silent.

    Many lives lost for words,

    til many years after,

    I say

    ma Granda died at 31;

    a miner, a heart attack,

    ma Daddy a week old.

    Seventh son

    no father knew.

    His seventh son

    inherits true.

    All was silent.

    Many years lost for words,

    til many years after,

    I say

    Ma Daddy died at 51;

    a steel worker, a heart attack,

    ma brother 4 years old.

    Til after many years I say,

    I’d cry until ma bones ran dry.

    Unutterable loss of my favourite guy.

    No longer silent,

    words speak at last,

    To Ian I say,

    sometimes love has no words to mark its’ day.

    C. Cather

  • Lapidus Scotland launches a new booklet – Writing Place at the CCA 17th September

    I N V I T A T I O N
    Writing Place Anthology Launch
    with Lesley O’Brien as host

    and Ted Bowman talk on Bibliotherapy:
    Words Work Well: Reading, Writing and Storytelling
    Thursday 17th September 4:30 to 6:30pm
    CCA clubroom 350 Sauchiehall St,
    Glasgow G2 3JD

    Light refreshments included – RSVP lapidus.scotland@yahoo.co.uk

    Lesley O’Brien is a Storyteller, Singer, Family Resource Worker with Glasgow Women’s Aid and former chair of Lapidus Scotland. She is a member of Kittlinclapperdin, blending poetry, stories and song. Writing Place facilitator with Voices of Experience.

    Ted Bowman, poet, editor, grief educator, and bibliotherapist will give a talk followed by questions and discussion. Ted is a community instructor in Family Education at the University of Minnesota and an adjunct professor in Social Work at the University of St. Thomas. He is co- editor of The Wind Blows, The Ice Breaks, a volume of poems by Minnesota poets addressing themes of loss and renewal, and author of two booklets, Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief and Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered.

    Light refreshments included – RSVP lapidus.scotland@

    ALL WELCOME!

    Find out more about Lapidus by downloading the leaflet here. See more on the invitation: Writing Place Launch 17Sept15